The key challenges humanitarian non-governmental organisations operating in crisis regions are facing: a focus on corruption

Krone, Axel A. (2016) The key challenges humanitarian non-governmental organisations operating in crisis regions are facing: a focus on corruption. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Over the last decade, multiple large-scale man-made and natural disasters have created a large demand for humanitarian aid, much of which is delivered through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). But while many associate altruism with people working for humanitarian NGOs and expect them to work for the beneficiaries, extreme cases of corruption have shown that this attitude is not sustainable.
    Using the responses from eight in-depth interviews with experts from the humanitarian aid sector, this study examines the key challenges of corruption humanitarian aid organisations are facing in crisis regions and analyses whether the findings align with the available literature. It further discusses the status and efficiency of corruption mitigation measures NGOs use.
    The study revealed that the key challenges are political corruption, a highly diverse perception of corruption and a lack of controls due to the fast pace, remote management, long supply-chains and lack of consequences. The highest risk area in NGOs is procurement with a majority of cases being of fraudulent nature. An important finding was the high applicability of emergency procedures which was not discussed by literature in that context before.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 15:07
    Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 15:07
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/24458

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